Welcome to the 2016 Catholic Social Services'
Archbishop's Christmas Benefit for Children
The Archbishop's Christmas Benefit for Children is an annual fundraising initiative that raises critically needed funds for the continuing support of programs that benefit children suffering from neglect, poverty, and continued abuse. The Archbishop's Christmas Benefit for Children raises money for a variety of programs including after school care, summer academic camps and shelters for women and children. The money raised during this Christmas appeal will help kids all year long!
Your support makes a difference.
The Archbishop’s Christmas Benefit for Children is a year-long initiative to support the various youth programs of Catholic Social Services (CSS). A large portion of this programming is the operation of fifteen afterschool programs, known as Out-of-School-Time (OST). Data shows that OST increases a child’s academic success, attendance rate, and social and emotional skills. Children who attend OST through CSS were invited to the State Capitol in Harrisburg this past April to advocate for funding for afterschool programs. Their artistic performance gave witness to the exceptional OST programming provided by CSS. A proud parent of one of these children told the crowd gathered in the Rotunda that “OST instills important values, needed in life, such as faith, honor, initiative, perseverance, and community.” Your charitable support makes moments like this possible.
As the faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, we must ensure that every child is provided with opportunities to reach their full potential and experience mountaintop moments of success. We must not forget that by providing for our children today, they will create a better tomorrow for us all.
You can provide a student in need with the opportunity to attend Out of School Time Programs:
· $2,500 sponsors a Special Education Student
· $2,000 sponsors a Preschool Student
· $1,500 sponsors an Elementary School Student
· $1,000 sponsors a Middle School Student
· $500 sponsors a High School Student
Catholic Community Choir is a children's theatre organization that began in 2007. CCC actively serves over two hundred children in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia uniting music, the arts and our faith onto the stage.